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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Sims 3: High End Loft Stuff Pack Now Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Electronic Arts has announced the release of The Sims 3: High-End Loft Stuff pack for The Sims 3. The pack adds a variety of new items to the popular sim title including three items returning from the previous two Sims titles: the heart-shaped vibrating bed, the electric guitar, and the aquarium.

Create The Ultimate High-End Loft Lifestyle For Your Sims
Transform your Sims' homes into sleek, edgy apartments with The Sims 3 Design & High-Tech Stuff. There's a host of new items for your most lived-in rooms, including slick gadgets for your high-tech study, a next-gen gaming system for the killer game room and modern furniture for the most contemporary living room. Now your Sims can give their homes an ultra-modern makeover!


  • Add a sleek, high-end, tech-inspired look to your Sims bedroom, living room, bathroom, office and den.
  • Upgrade your Sims' wardrobes with forward looking apparel, tailored suits and sophisticated outerwear.
  • Transform your Sims' homes into cutting edge spaces with contemporary inspired furnishings, eclectic art and modern designs.
  • Give your Sims coveted electronics including high-tech, ultra-slim TVs, video game systems, stereos and more.
  • As a special 10th Anniversary gift this pack includes three coveted items from The Sims and The Sims 2 games: The heart shaped vibrating bed, the electric guitar, and the aquarium.
  • Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or higher
  • Intel Core Due Processor
  • 2 GB RAM or more
  • At least 6.1 GB of hard drive space, with at least 1 GB additional space for custom coontent and saved games (*9.6 GB if installing with The Sims 3)
    This game will not run on PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) based Mac systems, or the GMA 950 class of integrated video cards.
  • ATI X1600 or Nvidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of Video RAM, or Intel Integrated GMA X3100.
  • Supported Video Cards: Nvidia GeForce series: 7300, 7600, 8600, 8800, 9400M, 9600M, GT120, GT 130 ATI Radeon™ series: x1600, X1900, HD 2400, HD 2600, HD3870, HD 4850, HD 4870.
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • The Sims 3™ High-End Loft Stuff requires The Sims 3™ to play.
The Sims 3: High-End Loft Stuff pack is available for $19.95. Visit the page listed below to read more.

The Sims 3 High End Loft Stuff
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Land Air Sea Warfare Coming Soon To Macs
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Isotope 244 recently announced work on a Mac version of the recently released Land Air Sea Warfare, a new game from the developers of Machines at War. The strategy war game features 70 new types of units, new technologies, and six "gigantic mega units" for players to control.

After two years of development I have finally completed my next game! It builds on my previous real time strategy game Machines at War and takes it in a different direction. Battles are now a rich mix of different types of units and your headquarters can even be in the sea! There are over 70 new types of units, new technologies, and six gigantic mega units which are awesome in battle! I would list all of the changes, but looking at my work log there are over 800 of them! I will be working on the Mac version next and am still developing the game every day, so if you have any suggestions for the game please let me know. - James Bryant

Land Air Sea Warfare:
Command a force of thousands of units into strategic warfare in this new real time strategy game. Fortify your base with turrets, surface to air missile launchers, torpedo launchers, and long range cannons. Next create factories to pump out enormous legions of vehicles, aircraft, and ships to wage war with, you decide what to build. Form groups with the easy to use grouping interface and transport units to prepare for an assault on the enemy! Finally execute your strategic battle plan and enjoy the immense carnage that ensues. With unique explosions, wreckages, sound effects, and animations for every unit the carnage is as beautiful as it is deadly. Discover and mine unique resources to build gigantic mega units which can turn the tides of war instantly!

As the commander of a massive war campaign you can navigate stealth aircraft and submarines on recon missions, airlift units into the fight via helis, scout tread marks left by enemy tanks to their base, and hide under trees for an ambush attack. You can expand your city with over 100 structures and units to choose from. As your empire grows you can research technologies to guide the focus of your strategy. Dominate on all types of terrain, send aircraft to bombard the enemy to weaken its infrastructure, control the shores with a naval fleet of ships and subs, and transport units into the fight to finish the mission! You can even manufacture and launch game changing weapons such as ICBMs.

Land Air Sea Warfare features a random map system so every game you play is unique and poses new challenges. There are also several victory types and settings to customize the game and provide fresh missions. After each battle detailed statistics are displayed showing the how the tides of war changed for each player.


  • Command six new gigantic mega units.
  • Highly optimized game engine runs great even on netbooks
  • Direct new ships, subs, and a full naval armament.
  • Launch all new ICBM and defense systems.
  • Use the new technology research system.
  • New voices for units, over 250 fun remarks.
  • New voice system warns you of attacks and resource shortages.
  • Learn the game with new integrated help system and tooltips.
  • Challenge the new AI featuring several attack modes and strategies.
  • Navigate stealth fighter aircraft and submarines.
  • Attack with new laser and electric shock weapons.
  • Construct defensive shields and walls.
  • New volcanic terrain type to play on.
  • Learn more with the new loading screen featuring unit and tech info and gameplay tips.
  • Customize the game with the new mutator feature so you can play with only ground units, only sea units, etc.
  • Win at each of six new victory conditions such as Team Traitors, Arms Race, The Mega Project, etc.
  • Use the new radar system with upgraded display option to track enemy positions.
  • Command new transport carriers to quickly move vehicles and ships.
  • Research new technologies including Secret Agents and Intelligence Service.
  • Watch the new aircraft with realistic flight patterns.
  • Discover ten new map types.
  • Enjoy ten new music tracks.
For more information about the game click over to the page below.

Land Air Sea Warfare
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World Of Warcraft Version 3.3.2 Released
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Blizzard Entertainment has announced the release of the version 3.3.2 update for its popular MMO, World of Warcraft. Among other things the patch gives players a new cinematic once they've defeated the Lich King Arthas as well as a variety of Mac specific bug fixes.

Frostwing Halls, a chilling place containing the final obstacles between your raid and the Lich King himself, is now open. You can expect to uncover disturbing and horrific phenomena taking place against the Green Dragonflight before finding Sindragosa hovering above you. Should you have what it takes to destroy the Lich King's most prized frost wyrm, as well as having already conquered the Plaguewerks and Crimson Hall areas of Icecrown Citadel, you'll have your chance to follow Tirion Fordring to the Frozen Throne, a chilling pedestal atop which the Lich King has reigned unchallenged for years. The time has come, brave adventurers, for him to fall!
Click over to the links below for more information.

World of Warcraft 3.3.2 Patch Notes
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City Of Heroes Spring Fling Event Celebrates Valentine's Day
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Paragon Studios has announced the beginning of the Spring Fling in-game event for its super hero themed MMO, City of Heroes. The event, which began on February 2 and continues through March 2, features a variety of Valentine's Day themed missions and unlockable content.

Ganymede, Scratch, and DJ Zero are once again flinging out the fun and creating seasonal harmony from that jumpin-est of joints, Pocket D. Blue side and Red side have another chance to join forces and Snap some Teeth.

This popular event is back with the potential to earn unlockable costume pieces and badges. Brave the Well of the Furies, find Aphrodite's Girdle, and take down that mischievous Red Cap, Snaptooth. Don't forget the exciting temporary powers available only from this event...confound your enemies with the Nectar of the gods and enemies become allies with the crossover Dimension Drop buff.

Starts: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 8:59 a.m. PST (11:59 a.m. EST)
Ends: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. PST (2:59 a.m. EST)

And for those of you looking to treat yourself to something in-game for Valentine's Day, don't forget the City of Heroes® Wedding Pack! It's available for $9.99 at the PlayNC® Store and offers all kinds of opportunities for romantic fun during the Spring Fling. It includes two formal wedding costumes and four celebratory character emotes, allowing Heroes and Villains the tools to celebrate love in style!

So get ready to get flung for V Day! See you there!
Head over to the site below for more information.

City Of Heroes Spring Fling Event
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Mac Games News for Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Exploring The MMO World Of Onverse6:00 AM
iGame Radio Episode 91 Features Bioshock Review6:00 AM
Ten New Diablo III Screenshots Unveiled6:00 AM
Todd Hollenshead Discusses id's Merger With Zenimax6:00 AM
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